[OpenIndiana-discuss] OI boot problem
minikola at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 10:58:42 UTC 2011
On 03/27/11 07:56 PM, Richard L. Hamilton wrote:
>> I agree. It is surprising that the Indiana project attempted to make Solaris more Linux-like and then left some obviously different commands around.
>> Perhaps adding /usr/gnu/bin/reboot etc would be a compatible way to fix this?
> Well I've always found anything other than the System V way of doing things to be
> amateur hour.
> Compatibility isn't just with scripts, it's with people too.
> Besides, what's so hard to remember about
> shutdown -i6 -y -g0 ?
Well, I agree that remembering
shutdown -g 0 -y -i 5 for shutdown machine is not that hard.
BUT that is the question I was asked from newcomers a year ago
(Obviously you know where newcomers are coming from.. from Linux and
very few quite new ones) and I did not told them because I also did not
know. (I told him pfexec halt and he was angry at me and whole
distribution for not doing full shutdown).
I figured that out by being stubborn and looking at man pages, and that
is what 99 percent of eventual newcomers will not do.
If I told them that shutdown command needs 3 switches or looking at man
pages and remembering of them, then I would be laughed at.
I think everyone is thinking that old behavior should working as
expected. Just There is need for a command, like /halt/ or other named
that definitely shutdowns machine with one command.
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